Camille Phillips

Education Reporter

Camille Phillips covers education for Texas Public Radio.

She previously worked at St. Louis Public Radio, where she reported on the racial unrest in Ferguson, the impact of the opioid crisis and, most recently, education.

Camille was part of the news team that won a national Edward R. Murrow and a Peabody Award for One Year in Ferguson, a multi-media reporting project. She also won a regional Murrow for contributing to St. Louis Public Radio’s continuing coverage on the winter floods of 2016.

Her work has aired on NPR’s "Morning Edition" and national newscasts, as well as public radio stations in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.

Camille grew up in southwest Missouri and moved to New York City after college. She taught middle school Spanish in the Bronx before beginning her journalism career.

She has an undergraduate degree from Truman State University and a master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Texas Public Radio is supported by contributors to the Education News Fund, including H-E-B, Art and Sandy Nicholson, The Flohr Family Foundation, Holly and Alston Beinhorn, Valero Energy Foundation, 2Tarts Bakery in New Braunfels, Andeavor, and IDEA Public Schools. Other contributors include Shari Albright, Holt Cat and Dee Howard Foundation.

Ways to Connect

School counselors teach students coping methods and help them work through their emotions and behavior.
John K. Hamilton| U.S. Navy /

For every public school counselor in Texas last school year, there were almost 450 students.

The American School Counselor Association recommends a ratio of 250 to one.

SAISD juniors aboard a tour bus in Washington, D.C. to see the sights March 11 before visiting colleges in the area.
Provided | San Antonio ISD

About 80 juniors from the San Antonio Independent School District are spending spring break visiting top colleges.

The tours are part of an initiative to increase college enrollment in the district funded by an $8 million grant from Valero Energy.

Zoo School students play at the private pre-k's new location on its opening day in January, 2018.
Brian Carter / Provided | San Antonio Zoo

Will Smith Zoo School, the nature-based preschool located on the campus of the San Antonio Zoo, has received its first donation towards a scholarship endowment.

Mike Flores on the St.  Philip's College campus in March 2018. He is the incoming chancellor for the Alamo Colleges District.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

When Mike Flores takes the helm of the Alamo Colleges District Oct. 1, he’ll be the district’s first Latino chancellor, and the first to be promoted from within.

Members of San Antonio Alliance, which represents SAISD teachers, hold up signs protesting Democracy Prep's application to run Stewart Elementary during the Jan. 22, 2018  trustee meeting.
File Photo |Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

San Antonio Alliance, which represents teachers and support staff employed by the San Antonio Independent School District, says district officials broke the law when it authorized a charter school to run Stewart Elementary in January.